Daily Archive: Tuesday, June 12, 2018

In one interview, John Humphrys shows everything that’s wrong with the BBC
On Radio 4‘s Today programme on 12 June, John Humphrys interviewed David Davis about the government’s Brexit plans. And this one interview provided a perfect example of everything that’s wrong with the BBC.

This was Davis’ first interview since the recent rumours of his threat to resign over the customs union. As such, we might have expected a hard-hitting interview exploring the details of what’s potentially the biggest …

Ken Loach adds to support for a British band who’ve stood up to Israeli bullying
A Scottish band, the Young Fathers, has been bullied to drop its support for Palestinian human rights. But support for its refusal to bow to this pressure is growing. And internationally renowned artists, actors, and activists – including director Ken Loach – stand in solidarity.

This all comes amid a push to raise awareness of Israel’s treatment of Palestinians following its recent massacre of protesters in Gaza. McCarthyite The Ruhrtriennale music festival in Germany has threatened to cancel a Young Fathers performance in August “unless they …

Netanyahu questioned by police over submarine corruption case
The Israeli prime minister has several corruption cases hanging over him, but is not a suspect in scandal involving German company, police say

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was questioned by Israeli police on Tuesday for the first time in an investigation into a $2bn sale of three German Thyssenkrupp submarines to Israel, but is not a suspect, police said. “The …

The Association of German Machine Tool Manufacturers interested in cooperating with Iran
The president of the Association of German Machine Tool Manufacturers (VDW) has expressed interest in continuing its cooperation in Iran.

“The international community must think about the maintenance of international order and oppose US sanctions,” said Wilfried Schäfe at a press conference in Tehran on the occasion of the 3rd International Exhibition of Industrial Machinery …

Theresa May Ignores Widespread Islamophobia In Her Party, Says Former Tory Co-Chair
A former co-chair of the conservative party has said that the “poison” of Islamophobia is “very widespread” between the Tories but is being “deliberately ignored” by the party leaders.

Baroness Warsi, who served as Cameron’s minister without portfolio, told Business Insider: “ is very widespread . It exists right from the grassroots, all the way up to the top,” she said. “I don’t think …